Nature & Outdoor Activities around Cirencester and beyond
Cotswold Water Park
150 lakes set over an area of 40 square miles, boasting 20,000 waterbirds and numerous leisure activities.
Cerney House Gardens
Explore a romantic English garden, including a working kitchen garden, set amongst overflowing herbaceous borders and parkland buzzing with wildlife.
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits
Experience windsurfing, archery, raftbuilding, sailing, kayaking, orienteering and canoeing based at the Cotswold Water Park
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Experience one of the finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in the world. Managed by the Forestry Commission, the National Arboretum is a joy to visit in any season.
Cirencester Abbey Grounds
Found behind the Church in the centre of the town, enjoy a walk through the grounds and discover a section of an ancient Roman wall.
Cirencester Park Polo
Watch world class players compete at the oldest polo playing ground in the UK.
A superb example of a forest style garden, laid out in the 1700s and occupying 3,000 acres. Privately owned, open to the public for free of charge by kind permission of Lord Bathurst.
Thames Path National Trail
Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages and historical towns and cities.
Cotswold Off Road
Learn off road driving skills from qualified instructors on a beautiful, purpose built off road driving course in the Cotswold Water Park.
Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day while the castle is surrounded by breathtaking estate and ten award winning gardens.